With the recent news of the Sabres hosting the IIHF in 2018, there have been rumblings of another big event potentially returning.
Terry and Kim Pegula have discussed getting the NHL to have Buffalo host a Winter Classic in 2018. The Sabres hosted their first one in 2008, when Pittsburgh defeated them in a shootout. A second one in 2018 would allow them to celebrate the ten year anniversary.
Per AP Source: #Sabres are petitioning NHL to host Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2018, to coincide with World Jr. Tournament outdoor game.
— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) December 3, 2015
The NHL has not even announced the 2017 Winter Classic, which is believed to be hosted by Toronto for the Maple Leafs’ 100th season.
Here are the results of since 2008:
|2008||Ralph Wilson Stadium||–||Penguins||Sabres||2–1 (SO)|
|2009||Wrigley Field||–||Red Wings||Blackhawks||6–4|
|2010||Fenway Park||–||Flyers||Bruins||1–2 (OT)|
|2012||Citizens Bank Park||–||Rangers||Flyers||3–2|
|2014||Michigan Stadium||–||Maple Leafs||Red Wings||3–2 (SO)|